Mike Lindell asked the Supreme Court to overturn a decision by a federal judge to allow Dominion’s billion dollar defamation lawsuit against him to continue.
But the Supreme Court rejected his appeal and thus refuses to hear it.
Via NBC News:
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s bid to fend off a defamation lawsuit the voting machine company Dominion Voting Systems filed over his far-fetched claims about the 2020 presidential election.
The justices’ decision not to hear the case means a federal judge’s ruling in August 2021 that allowed the lawsuit to move forward remains in place.
Dominion sued Lindell and MyPillow in February 2021, claiming $1.3 billion in damages and alleging that Lindell purposely pushed the “big lie” that Trump won the 2020 election.
“Lindell asserts today, as he did throughout the relevant period, that his statements regarding Dominion, its voting machines, and the integrity of the tabulation were, and continue to be, valid, accurate, and true,” Lindell’s lawyers wrote in court papers.
Lindell believes that the voting company Dominion should be considered a public figure since they work for the government and therefore the ‘malice’ requirement be instituted. His lawyers argue that there was no malice from Lindell aimed at Dominion because he really believes what he’s alleging. It’s on those grounds Lindell believes the lawsuit should be thrown out.
We have no indication if any Supreme Court Justice disagreed with this decision not to hear the appeal.